Job Description:

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

Serving as the Chief Financial Officer, this position is responsible for maintaining the agency’s fiscal health by ensuring that financial resources are effectively and efficiently deployed to support activities that promote the agency mission, vision and strategic goals through the leadership and management of the full scope of finance, accounting, procurement, and other financial operations and reporting of the agency.  The incumbent serves as the agency appointed liaison with various local, state, and federal regulatory and governing entities responsible for fiscal accountability and compliance; directs accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls, and provides strategic management of all accounting and finance functions. Prepares for approval and maintains the agency’s budget, monitors program expenditures and revenue, and manages fixed assets. Manages the audit and fiscal reporting process for the agency. Analyzes and evaluates activities of the agency which affects the fiscal management system to ensure compliance with appropriate laws and regulations. Advise on finance-related contractual matters. Provides regular budget updates to the Agency Head and conducts research and analysis to support agency fiscal decisions and strategic planning.

Job Duties:

  • Serve on the agency’s leadership team, helping to develop and execute multi-year business plans and strategies. 
  • Prepare budget requests as required including the annual Governor’s budget request, agency detailed budget submission and legislative budget request. 
  • Ensure that agency expenditures are made in conformance with all internal and external requirements. 
  • Monitor legislative (state and federal) actions to determine fiscal impacts for the agency and work with agency leadership to formulate strategies to respond.  
  • Routinely review and develop agency fiscal policies and procedures, recommending necessary revisions and implementation to the Agency Head following a collaborative process with leadership team members and others. 
  • Promote agency wide understanding of risks and risk management and mitigation strategies. 
  • Manage the timely preparation and submission of all financial reporting and related documents including, but not limited to Year-end ACFR Reporting, the annual Single Audit, state reporting and all related reports to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). 
  • Prepares and presents reports to the SCETV Commission on agency financial matters. 
  • Coordinates agency procurement program to include establishing and revising internal and external controls as required. 
  • Coordinate with state Department of Administration on annual financial and procurement audits. Routinely monitor the agency’s General Ledger to ensure proper documentation. 
  • Plan and direct the agency’s accounting system including accounts payable, accounts receivable fixed assets, budgets and purchasing activities. 
  • Recruits, hires, supervises, and evaluates departmental staff. Ensure that staff receive appropriate training in financial systems such as SCEIS and CPB’s ISIS. Supervises and controls the updating of automated accounting operations. 
  • Keep management continuously apprised of cash flow and expenditure trends. Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, to include preparation of the annual operating budget. Initiate strategies to strengthen agency’s cash position.
  • Ensure budget conformity of agency construction projects, federal projects, and other permanent improvement projects. Supervises the drawdown of federal capital improvement bonds, capital reserve, and other non-recurring funds. Evaluate and oversee risk management and insurance issues. 
  • Review and provide appropriate feedback on all agency contracts relating to the expenditure of agency funds. Provide support for managers in financial planning and business initiatives with the development of business plans and budget for grant application. 
  • Assist the agency with identifying business opportunities that are entrepreneurial and benefit the organization through revenue generation. 
  • Work closely with the ETV Endowment to ensure timely billing and tracking of ETV Endowment support. 


Minimum and Additional Requirements :

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field and professional experience in a related area, such as accounting, auditing, finance, or banking.

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s degree and six years of experience in financial system management and designation as Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Additional Comments

Equal Opportunity Statement:  SCETV is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SCETV does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.  
Background Check:  A pre-employment background check will be conducted, and employment will be contingent on passing the background check. Some positions require a pre-employment drug test. SCETV reserves the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information, including opinions of previous employer or colleagues that cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.

State Disaster Plan: In accordance with the State's Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, SCETV employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster.
College Transcripts: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application are required to provide an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within fifteen (15) days of hire. Failure to provide official transcripts may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Driving Record: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.
Supplemental QuestionsSupplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

Alternative Work Schedules: Alternative Work Schedules are available after one (1) year of employment.

Remote WorkThe option to work partially remote is available after one (1) year of employment if you are new to state government.

Job Location: 
Columbia, SC
United States
Job Category: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Job Type: 
Full time
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